Well.. now i'm a bit sad :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well just found out my ducklings may die from being shrink wrapped.. if it wasnt for my stupid idea to open the lid of the incubator
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  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    don't blame yourself....it was an accident
     
  3. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:well I am praying they dont, everyone is telling me they probably will because I opened the top..
     
  4. Connorrm

    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't you help them out?
     
  5. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well i am not sure they are yet one just started to make a hole in the egg. If they do I really dont know what to do this is my first hatch
     
  6. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Leave them alone, opening the bator does not mean for sure they will shrink wrap
     
  7. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:doing that right now, god I hope they're ok
     
  8. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've always used a broody hen or momma duck, so I don't understand. Opening the incubator ...lowers the humidity and dries out the inner membrane too much? Or is it something else? I have had to finish incubating eggs with a heating pad, after the setting duck was killed by a predator - we did this twice. We made humidity with a damp washcloth laid over the eggs, and the hatch rate was excellent.

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  9. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I am saying I have seen people have problems with humidity during lockdown and theirs hatched? Maybe everyone is overexaggerating a bit? I am only upset because a few people told me that they could die. Basically what i've been told is during the last 3 days(lockdown) if humidity drops it can dry the membrane and possibly kill them. And appearently if the humidity drops for more then 30 seconds they can get shrink wrapped.
     
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Well i am not sure they are yet one just started to make a hole in the egg. If they do I really dont know what to do this is my first hatch

    they should be fine.. if one just started to pip there isnt much to worry about.. the main thing is to always get the humidity up fast when you do have to open during lockdown.. more importantly when there is an external pip.. just keep an eye on the pipped one.. if he continues to make progress then he's good to go
     

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